[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]One of the questions we often get asked is “is violence ever acceptable?”
Over the past few weeks, everyone will have heard about the fracas between Jeremy Clarkson and a senior producer of the Top Gear Show. I myself am a massive fan of Top Gear and have watched it for years. Even Sensei Lynne, who couldn’t care less about cars watches it.
There are posts going around Social Media stating that the BBCs decision not to renew his contract has gone too far, when all he needed to do was apologise to the producer. Ask yourself this question?
If the Sensei at your Dojo went around shouting at your child and even punching them, would this be acceptable? Of course it wouldn’t. Not only would you pull your child from the Club you would also report them.
What has happened at the BBC is no different. From the report that has been published, it was an unprovoked attack and the BBC’s hands were tied. Just because someone is a celebrity does not give them right to have a God complex.
Personally, I think that laws need to be tightened. For example anyone can open up a martial arts school. You do not have to register with a governing body. Would you send your child to a club if the instructor had been in court for sex offences?
We know of such a club where the instructor has a right to privacy, but what about the rights of their students?
The IJJA is different as we carry out enhanced DBS checks and anyone who uses what we teach them for reasons other than self-defence are not welcome to train with us.
So make sure whatever activities you do you keep yourself self and are not subject to violence or aggressive behaviour.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]